Prevention of colic is obviously far better than cure and, unfortunately, many of the things we do with our horses, such as stabling and competing, increase the risk of colic

As the sun starts to come out and the mud dries up, now is the time to banish thoughts of a winter spent attacking mud and bag yourself one of these great greys

Flesh wound

The right way to look after wounds [H&H VIP]

Find out how best to deal with common equine wounds

A pony with Cushing's disease

12 ways to manage the diet of a horse with Cushing’s disease

There is no cure for Cushing’s but with careful management, appropriate nutrition and veterinary treatment, horses can have comfortable active lives for several years with the condition

Rolling

Colic myths busted [H&H VIP]

Can rolling cause a twisted gut? And should you always walk a horse suffering from colic? Professor Debra Archer finds out

Read Carole Mortimer’s punchy views on why horses should not be raised or kept on small patches of land where they can’t roam or stretch their legs sufficiently

Wobbly lambs might be dominating fields around the country. But this time of year also sees the arrival of offspring a whole lot more wobbly, limbier, flufffier, unquestionably cuter — and with exciting potential

laminitis stance

How to reduce the risk of laminitis in horses

Take a look at our expert advice on managing horses and ponies prone to or at risk from laminitis

Surfaces lead

Can different surfaces cause injuries to our horses? [H&H VIP]

Read the latest vet research on surfaces in a piece guest edited by Nick Skelton

Transitions

Dressage — good for our horses? [H&H VIP]

Are our horses anatomically capable of what we ask from them in dressage? Rachel Murray MRCVS finds out for guest editor Carl Hester